More cash for Croydon’s schools, but not everybody is happy

Posted on September 4th, by Helen Redfern in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The case for all Croydon politicians to welcome new education funding

As a mother, there are few things I care more about than the quality of our schools in Croydon. Not only do I want the best for my own children, I believe that every child in Croydon is entitled to a great education.

I am not alone in this belief. Poll after poll … Read More »

What do children want from parks?

Posted on August 29th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

A consultation with schoolchildren finds Croydon’s parks to be appealing destinations that could use some improvement

One of the challenges for primary schools is how to incorporate the National Curriculum encouragement to include knowledge and inquiry about the local areas in which they are based. There are many ways in which this can be done including walkabouts, visiting local amenities, and having people come in to talk … Read More »

Croydon’s school places crisis: the parental dilemma

Posted on September 2nd, by Louise Siwoku in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Louise Siwoku surveys educational choices for her son and is filled with foreboding

For all parents, their child’s move from home or nursery school to reception class is a monumental transition. But for some – increasingly, for the majority – the run-up to this exciting day has become a fraught and stressful experience.

Gone are the days when a child simply attended the school … Read More »

New schools to be built in Croydon

Posted on July 1st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Two academy schools are to be built in Croydon after they were given the go-ahead by the Department of Education. The primary school will have 660 places, including 30 nursery places, and will be situated in Victoria House in Waddon. The secondary school’s location has not been confirmed but will be centrally based and have spaces for 1,200 students, including 300 places for sixth form students. There will … Read More »

Lives Not Knives hosts tech day during London Technology Week

Posted on June 30th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Lives Not Knives held a technology packed day during London Technology Week. The aim was to get young people more aware of the technology they use. Pupils could build robots for a stop animation video, try out a 3D printer, see how an app is created and hear from an array of speakers on career paths, working in tech or starting their own business. 

Release begins: The LNK … Read More »

Croydon College ranked ‘good’ in Ofsted report

Posted on June 12th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Ofsted has ranked Croydon College as ‘good’ and said it has made “very significant, and increasingly, rapid progress” in a new report published this month. The reports looks at the curriculum, the management of the college, student support and how it works with the community and employers.

Release begins: Staff and students have started back after half-term with a genuine ‘spring’ in their step after the Government’s education … Read More »

EVENT: Future Tech City – Saturday November 30th 10am at BRIT School

Posted on November 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

On Saturday 30th November, Croydon Tech City will be holding its first Future Tech City event – a drive to get a Code Club into every primary school in Croydon.


Future Tech City is a free event specifically for Croydon’s school teachers, headteachers and governors to learn more about Code Club and how it is successfully teaching 9-11 year olds the fundamentals of computer coding and logic. There are … Read More »

The impossible, admirable crusade against slang

Posted on October 23rd, by Rob Mayo in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The Croydon Citizen‘s Managing Editor praises the efforts of Harris Academy to make their students think about language

Last week Croydon again made the national news, although no one could seem to decide what for. Of course the story was that Harris Academy, the new school in South Norwood, had ‘banned slang’. On the BBC, this was an excuse to give the editor of ‘the … Read More »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Future Tech City

Posted on October 14th, by Nigel Dias in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Nigel Dias unveils the movement’s biggest plans to date to foster Croydon’s future technical talent


The delivery of tech and STEM education is not only crucial to the long term education and careers of children, but is crucial to the success of the UK economy. Studies show that the future demand for tech skills far outweighs the current supply from the labour markets. If a longer term … Read More »